November 16, 2017
IN THIS ISSUE:
CORRECTION FOR 2017 SUSQUEHANNA CONFERENCE JOURNAL
In the 2017 Susquehanna Conference Journal the contact information for the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre District Office was incorrect.
If you have already downloaded the journal from the Web site, please use the following contact information:
Address: 40 Knob Hill Rd., Trucksville, PA 18708-4683
Office Phone: 570-901-1569
Home Phone: 570-842-3156
They no longer have a fax number in the office.
The PDF file of the journal has been updated on the conference Web site.
LAY MEMBERS AT LARGE NEEDED FOR ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2018
The Susquehanna Annual Conference, Better Together ... One with Christ, will be held at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center May 31-June 2, 2018. If you would like to serve as a lay member at large and are not serving as a district representative, the elected lay member, the elected alternate representing your church/charge, a certified lay minister serving a church, or attending conference due to some other lay leadership role, please read the following instructions to submit your name:
Please contact your district office by January 15, 2018 with
PARTNERING IN MISSION: ADVENT RESOURCES - PART TWO
Dr. Abayasekara shares even more great resources to use this Advent season.
THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY HOURS FOR CONFERENCE OFFICE
The conference office will be closing at noon Wednesday, November 22, and will be closed through Friday, November 24, in observance of Thanksgiving.
The office will reopen Monday, November 27.
THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY HOURS FOR MISSION CENTRAL
Mission Central will be closed Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 23. We will also be closed Friday, November 24, and Saturday, November 25.
We will re-open at 9 a.m. Monday, November 27.
*Please note that we will be open regular hours Wednesday, November 22.
We pray that you have a safe and blessed Thanksgiving!
HARVEST HOME FOR WORLD HUNGER OFFERING
The annual Harvest Home for World Hunger Offering is November 19, 2017.
The goal is $1 for each member of each congregation.
The offering is divided with 50 percent designated to support hunger projects within the Susquehanna Conference and 50 percent designated for UMCOR hunger projects.
Grant Funds from the 2016 offering were distributed to 34 projects in the Susquehanna Conference.
Information and a bulletin insert can be found in the current Ministry Resource Packet.
"THE GOD SQUAD" MUSIC MINSTRY
We are a music ministry band from the Camp Hill United Methodist church. We play in prisons and rehab centers, and bring a musical message and testimony to lift up God's people.
We would like to offer our services to play at Methodist churches in the Susquehanna Conference (preferably closer to the Harrisburg area) on a Sunday morning. If you are looking for a new contemporary worship or if your musical team has a week off, we can provide the music. We can also provide the sermon / message and give testimony.
Jill P. Smith, MD
for The God squad
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